January 4, 1865

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Wednesday Jan 4th 65 

Had Battalion drill this A.M so that the officers could attend the review of Genl [General] Kilpatricks cavalry which had been assumed to come off today. Major Henry Capt [Captain] Vanpelt “Hank Comstock & myself rode down to see the reviews but were disappointed as the review was post – poned The Wharf presented quite a business like appearance. Quite a number of boats were up. Rode all over

town. hunting for “ [unclear: Sutler ] Stones”, but couldn’t find any. bought some apples 8 for a dollar. Saw Duke Welfry of the 69th After waiting a while for an “extra” Savannah republican, we rode back to camp Wrote a letter to Father. A very small mail arrived this evening – one letter for me – from Tom.

Retired late

From the Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Hargrett Library
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hargrett/platter/006.php